Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Macaroni Grill Bread

I used to love the Macaroni Grill. I haven't been there to eat in years, but I remember going there to eat after working on wedding flowers and eating insane amounts of their bread. We would dip it in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Parmesan cheese and a little freshly cracked pepper. Sometimes, we would go and just order a Caesar salad so we could have an excuse to pig out on bread. This recipe is not identical, but is pretty darn close. The original recipe is a bread maker recipe, but I have successfully made this in the oven as well.  I make this recipe exactly like the original, but when it is freshly baked I rub the crust with olive oil and give a little sprinkle of sea salt. Yum!

Macaroni Grill Bread
1 c. warm water
1 1/2 t. yeast
1 1/2 t. sugar
1 1/2 t. salt
3 T. olive oil
1/4 t. Italian seasoning
1 T. rosemary
1/4 t. pepper
2 1/2 c. flour

Add all ingredients as directed in bread maker instructions. Bake on white bread cycle.


Christina said...

I saw the recipe for this in a magazine and really want to try it. Glad it worked out for you!

briarrose said...

Looks wonderful.

Lori Michelle said...

If I wanted to make this without a bread maker, do you have any directions/guidance for me? Thanks in advance!!

Sherri said...

I actually prefer this recipe made in the oven. The crust is much tastier. This should help: Combine warm water, sugar and yeast and set aside until foamy (about 5min)Mix dry ingredients with water and yeast and water mixture using dough hook. Mix until dough forms a ball (you may need to add more water or flour) Cover with dish towel and let rise until doubled. Punch down and let rise another 30 min- 1 hour. Form into a boule(like sourdough)and bake at 375 on cookie sheet until nicely browned and sounds hollow when tapped. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

Lori Michelle said...

Thanks so much, Sherri!! Ryan and I really like the Mac Grill Bread, so we'll be trying this recipe soon. Even if just the two of us are dining there, we eat 2 whole loaves ourselves! Have a fantastic day!